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Brave Change: Courageous Churches is a one-day gathering for those who want to bravely lead change in their church with prayerful planning.
Whether it is grappling with helping our communities make sense of the large-scale reality of shifts in the global climate, the challenges of the opioid epidemic, or navigating the everyday ups and downs of contemporary congregational life, as leaders in ministry we intimately know that we are serving in moments of powerful, disruptive transformation.
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MCC has a longstanding commitment to promoting honest, respectful dialogue that honors the dignity of every person’s voice. We are delighted to announce that the Episcopal Church has just released a new 5-week curriculum for congregations entitled “The Civil Discourse Curriculum.” It is perfect for a Lenten study, but can be used any time. It is available for free.
The Episcopal Diocese of Maine as they announce the election of The Rev. Thomas James Brown as their next Bishop
The Maine Council of Churches celebrates with the Episcopal Diocese of Maine as they announce the election of The Rev. Thomas James Brown as their next Bishop. We look forward to welcoming Rev. Brown to Maine, and working with him in the years ahead as together we seek to build peace with justice and guide justice with love. At the same time, we give thanks for the extraordinary colleague and brother in Christ we have had in Bishop Stephen Lane who will be retiring in June.
Building peace with justice,
Guiding justice with love
Monday, March 25 and
Tuesday, March 26 in Augusta
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With profound sorrow and deep outrage, the Maine Council of Churches condemns the anti-Semitic act of hatred and lethal violence perpetrated on the worshiping congregation of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning, and extends our prayers, our sympathy, our support and our solidarity to them and to our Jewish siblings here in Maine.
MCC shared the statement below at a news conference Friday, five hours before Senator Collins announced she would vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
As an organization that has been committed to promoting civil discourse for nearly a decade, the Maine Council of Churches is appalled at the horrific vulgarity and threats of violence being directed at Senator Susan Collins and her staff. We condemn in no uncertain terms
As people of faith, we condemn the Supreme Court decision to uphold the administration’s travel ban on people from several mostly Muslim countries
The Maine Council of Churches opposes, in the strongest terms, the policy of separating children from their parents at the southern US border and is grateful that President Trump has issued an executive order ending the practice after an outcry from leaders
Executive Director condemned the U.S. Attorney General for using Romans 13 as a defense to justify separating children and their parents at the southern border.
See Portland Press Herald story